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Can A Brain Tumor Cause Dizziness
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Motor neurons....: Dysarthria is a condition in which you have difficulty controlling or coordinating the muscles you use when you speak, or weakness of those muscles. Dysarthria often is characterized by slurred or slow speech that can be difficult to understand. A brain tumor can impinge on the areas of the brain responsible for coordinating speech. ...Read more
Yes : Hormonal imbalances can do just that. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Very unlikely: It's natural, especially when you are young, to be concerned about the most frightening diseases. The chances that a cough is produced by a brain tumor without any other obvious symptoms is negligible, and you'd do much better to seek the real cause. Your physician's exam and perhaps a chest x-ray is your best start. Remember subtle asthma can present just with cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumor origins: Brain tumors, like any neoplasms in the body, can be induced by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In other words, there are inherited predispositions in some cases. One environmental factors known to induce some brain tumors is radiation exposure. Unfortunately, there is much that we still do not know about how these tumors start. ...Read more
Yes: It may do this either by metastases to the brain or occasionally by inducing antibodies against brain itself. I hope that you get the answers to the situation that prompted this question -- lung tumors are extremely serious. ...Read more
Yes/no: If you asked me to list out brain related causes for this symptom, I certainly can do so. HOWEVER, I am sure that an opthalmologist can also list out numerous eye causes as well. I would start with a routine eye exam and have a clean bill of eye health before worrying about other causes. ...Read more
Increased pressure: Nausea and vomiting are non-specific symptoms of something being wrong in the body, not just in the stomach. The nausea with brain tumor is likely to be due to increase in intracranial pressure. Increased pressure in the eye, acute glaucoma, is often associated with vomiting. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Etiology of tumors: Exposure to Radiation is the only definite risk factor for all types of brain tumors ( meningiomas and gliomas) History of previous cancers during childhood ( leukemias, lymphomas) Genetic conditions such Neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 Tuberous sclerosis, Li Fraumeni, Von hippel Lindau,Turcot ,Turner and Grolin Syndromes AIDS power lines, cell phones , hair dye and smoking not proven as causes. ...Read more
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